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From Rick McGuire <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Make Yoko core orb a Yoko subproject.
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2007 14:59:44 GMT
My +1

Rick McGuire wrote:
> The discussion thread has been out there long enough for comment, and 
> those who have responded appear positive about the prospect.  I think 
> it's time to put this to a vote.  The full proposal from Matt Hogstrom 
> is attached at the end, but the basic proposal we're voting on 
> implementing in Geronimo is:
> 1)  Accept the Yoko core modules (corba spec, corba core 
> implemenation, rmi spec and rmi implementation) as a subproject of 
> Geronimo.
> 2)  The Yoko subproject will be maintained as a stand-alone component 
> so it can be used by Harmony as well as Geronimo.
> 3)  Lars Kuhn, Alexey Petrenko, and Darren Middleman be invited to 
> join the Geronimo project as commiters so that they may continue 
> contributing to the Yoko ORB.
> This is a single vote on the entire proposal (accepting the code and 
> inviting the commiters).
> [ ] +1 Implement the Yoko ORB subproject in Geronimo as proposed above.
> [ ] 0 No opinion
> [ ] -1 Do not implement the Yoko subproject as proposed.
> Only PMC member's votes are binding, but we invite anybody in the 
> community to speak up and vote on this.
> Since the vote runs over the weekend, I'll conclude it at 10::00 
> Eastern time on Monday.
> Rick
> Matt's full proposal presented to the Yoko project:
> The members of project yoko have been considering the future of Yoko 
> as a project.  There have been several milestones delivered and the 
> project is used by other ASF projects.   The project is not as active 
> as other ASF projects and it makes sense to move the code from Yoko to 
> other projects.  The Yoko team has the following proposal for your 
> consideration.
> Proposed Code Donation from Project Yoko to Apache CXF and Apache 
> Geronimo
> The Yoko community has been successful in delivering several 
> milestones of the ORB implementation while in the Apache Incubator.  
> These milestones are used by other Apache projects (namely Geronimo 
> and Harmony) to support their releases.  The WebServices bindings are 
> dependent on CXF.  The Yoko community has decided that the Yoko 
> project does not have quite the momentum to carry itself as an 
> independent project but has sufficient value for other projects for 
> them to consider receiving the code and committers for that code-base 
> as sub-projects.  Since the code under consideration is used by Apache 
> Geronimo, Apache CXF and Apache Harmony the movement of the code 
> should continue to allow for independent releases so the code can be 
> easily shared with other dependent projects.
> The proposed division is:
> yoko-spec-corba - this is the org.omg interface classes.
> rmi-spec - this is the javax.rmi spec implementation
> core - This is the actual ORB implementation.
> rmi-impl - This is the implementation of the RMIIIOP support.
> These modules are also used by Harmony.
> In addition to the code we propose that the following committers in 
> Apache Yoko be accepted as committers in Apache Geronimo given their 
> demonstration of delivering code, creating releases and functioning as 
> a community.  Those noted with asterisks are already Geronimo committers.
> Continued involvement with the core:
> Rick McGuire *
> David Jencks *
> Alan Cabrera  *
> Lars Kuhne
> Alexey Petrenko
> Darren Middleman
> The remainder of the modules in Yoko are part of the webservices 
> support and are independent of the underlying ORB implementation.
> api -- interface classes used for the web services support.
> bindings -- code to implement the CORBA-Web services bindings.
> tools -- tools for generation WSDL and IDL for the bindings
> maven-plugin -- some maven plugins that can use the tools for 
> generating binding-related build artifacts.  None of the maven-plugin 
> code is used by the ORB.
> There is also a distribution directory with some sample applications.  
> One set of samples demonstrates using the core ORB, the other set is 
> for WebServices.  We recommend that the distribution directory should 
> move to Apache CXF as the webservices examples use the orb samples to 
> bind them as web services.  Since Apache Geronimo's only use of CORBA 
> is for exporting EJBs, these samples are not particularly valuable for 
> Geronimo.
> The Yoko community did not have any committers that expressed an 
> interest in continuing work on these bindings.  As such, only the code 
> would be moving to apache CXF.

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